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>> live and in hd this is good mroning washington. >> good morning. it is thursday, november 1. we're glad you are starting your day with us. >> some local schools will be closed today because of hurricane sandy. any other closings we will pass along the. >> what you are seeing now is what you will get four days a head. the cool chalky pattern keeping us cloudy. let's look at the radar picture. we are all stuck in they cloudiness from the great lakes to the northeast, it is generally overcast. we will bit breaks at times. they think we have a lesser chance of getting one of those showers. 46 degrees at a reagan national. 40 degrees at dulles. slowly but steadily the temperatures will rise. 52 degrees by noon. 56 degrees and partly sunny and at 5:00. we will talk about when we will see a little bit of a warm up. but said over to traffic. >> overnight construction crews were able to get out and get to work. outer loop near route 7. 395, let's take a look at the camera. in the southbound direction of duke street at this early hour, there is not much of a delay. you cannot see it and t
x live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that the best is yet to come. >> celebration time for president obama. his campaign has won reelection and he is pledging to work with leaders in both parties to improve america. it is wednesday, november 7. i n steve chenevey. >> i and cynn√Č simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we are watching the storm that had sped up and is becoming stronger than initially expected. cloud cover and wet weather are off to our east. this will stay relatively light for the metro area. temperature is a very cold. 41 at reg and national. cold enough we will definitely have light snow. the biggest impact of the light snow will be to our north and east. 42 and blustery at noon. by 5:00, possibly some snow. the western counties are getting off easy on this one. maybe an inch of snow. details coming up. first, let's check on traffic this
of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter:
. >> as always. earlier this morning, we spoke with our washington editor, rick klein. >> and we asked him if a new era of bipartisanship can actually now begin. >> the voters did not give president obama a mandate. but he can do now is create that mandate. i think if he begins to govern like he's the promise of barack obama, back in 2008, back in 2004, at the democratic convention, if he continues to bring that piece of america together, this was a broad coalition that voted today. yes, it's a divided country. but this is a new america that was speaking out, in a pretty loud voice, saying this is the leadership they wanted. and what they're craving right now is a leadership moment. and that's where the president has an opportunity. >> you did here talk about that bipartisanship. the headline tonight is about the president and how well he did and how it defied all expectations of pundits. no one expected the electoral gap to be as wide as it was. how did he pull it off? >> the perfect combination of demographics and tactics. on the demographics side, he took advantage of this surge in youn
diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. >>> it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republic
of tampa socialite jill kelly. we begin in washington with abc's preeti arla. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. it has been days since the scandal started. new, it seems there's new twists every day. not just one, but two powerful men are entangled in all this. and we're seeing the women at the center of it all for the first time. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nat
be on the chopping block. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington with more on the intense negotiations that are now under way. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and bapaula. some republican lawmakers are signaling a willingness to cut a deal with president obama. but doing so, it would require republicans to break a long-standing gop pledge. some republican lawmakers say they're now willing to defy party politics and cut a deal on taxes. if congress doesn't act, $650 million of spending and tax increases will take place on january 1st. but there's fresh hope in washington that republicans and democrats can strike a deal. >> the world has changed. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of virtually any kind that every republican has signed. but with fiscal calamity on the horizon, some gop lawmakers have changed their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> reporter: defying the pledge would buck 20 years of republican orthodoxy. this is the man behind the pledge. he's gotten thousands of republi
the latest from washington. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice faces more tough diplomacy on capitol hill. rice is the leading candidate for secretary of state in president obama's second term. but prominent gop lawmakers are trying to stop her from getting the post. saying she misled the public about the attack on the consulate in libya. in meetings yesterday, rice tried to smooth things over. it didn't work. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> reporter: five days after the attack and a round of tv interviews, rice placed blame on an anti-muslim video. >> it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by individual clusters of extremists. >> reporter: but the administration later said the attack was the work of terrorists. behind closed doors, rice told lawmakers the information she received came directly from the cia. the white house is standing by rice, insisting there's no unanswered questions about her television appearances. >> the focus on
petraeus, the former head of the cia. >> talk of washington, that's for sure. we now know the women at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus' downfall. she was apparently perceived as a threat. >> the secret affair may have remained threatening if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to his woman jill kelly. officials say she was not romantically involved with pet tray but a family friend. kelly contacted the cia. initially there were concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> the original complaints was harassment that possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: but those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going
from boston, new york city, philadelphia and washington, d.c. >>> and good news to pass on to travelers this morning. new york's la guardia airport is reopening with limited service today. some subway lines will also begin running. but recovery is a lot slower in other areas. >> like hoboken, new jersey, where as many as 20,000 residents are still stranded in their flooded homes. 25% of the city is underwater. and now, that standing water is becoming contaminated. residents are patient but worried. >> it's scary. you don't know how long you're going to be stuck here. you don't know how you're going to get out of town. >> the national guard has been delivering ready-to-eat meals for stranded residents. others lucky enough to get to a store are finding prices jacked way up. >> the worst flooding in that city in two centuries. >>> and while the storm's been dominating the headlines the past few days, there's been this other issue of time running out in the presidential campaigns. >> the election is only five days away. and today, both candidates are focusing on the home stretch. abc's tahm
romney had each five votes. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spend election day here in chicago. he will address his supporters here at the
-to-face today. the lunch meeting that has washington buzzing. >>> and nice catch. a second grader's grip going viral this morning. if he could only figure out which end zone is his. >>> good morning, everybody. and it is, in fact, a very, very good morning, indeed, for some powerball winners, somewhere out there, right now. >> yes. this is our breaking news this morning. the two winning tickets were sold in arizona and missouri. for the millions of others who played and, let's face it, lost, it's time to get back to work, where we already are. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the record powerball jackpot has two winning tickets. powerball officials announced overnight, the tickets were sold in missouri and arizona. the prize, close to $580 million. the biggest in powerball history. here are the numbers. the powerball, 6. before the drawing, dreams were big. >> the best thing in the world. nobody in my family would have to worry about anything ever again. >> reporter: millions of americans lining up, buying tickets. in the hours before the drawing, tickets were sold at a rate o
bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has come forward. and you're about to see video of another guy at the moment he realizes he's rich. could this man be america's newest multimillionaire? to be clear, the names of the powerball jackpot winners have not been released. but this surveillance video obtained by abc affiliate wjla, from a gas station in upper maryland, shows a construction worker, realizing his life is about to change. the clerk and customers at the exxon station says the man showed them a ticket with all six winning numbers, matching the $587.5 million powerball jackpot. >> he couldn't believe it. he was ecstatic. he wanted everybody to check to see make sure he wasn't seeing things. >> reporter: the man bought the ticket in arizona. one of the two winning tickets was sold in arizona. >> i heard him say he won. and gave me the ticket. and said, did i real
from washington. >> reporter: david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it. >> reporter: there's been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story later shifted, raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was actually a terrorist attack. >> i don't think that the intellige
morning washington," on your side. >> we are going to die. we are going to freeze. >> growing frustration from one of the many victims of hurricane sandy. relief efforts continue as the victim's battle dropping temperatures. glad you are starting your day with us. >> let's go right to the meteorologist with a look at our forecast. >> a couple of spots hovering near the freezing mark this morning. one of the coldest days we have had this season. it is going to be a carbon copy of what we saw the last few days with sunny periods and cloudy. . winds to the west southwest at 7 miles per hour. 37 at dulles. culpeper, 34 degrees. 41 in fredericksburg and 40 degrees in martinsburg. partly sunny and maybe a sprinkle later this morning. a good 10 degrees below average. i promise, more sunshine is in the seven-day forecast. i have to be a little patient but we will get there. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> good morning. we start with a look at the beltway, new hampshire ave. this is heading towards georgia ave. as you can see, it is not causing a backup right now. just so you know, as
: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll still shows a tight race. but three new polls in key battleground states has president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question in these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney got emotional as she asked for votes. >> we have come to know this country on such an extraordinary level. and i can't even tell you how much i love it. >> reporter: yesterday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. the independent mayor has been critical of both the president and mitt romney. but he said sandy changed his thinking and that president obama will take action on climate change. rob and sunny, back to you. >> karen, thanks a lot. tuesday night, let abc be your place for live up-to-the-minute results with george stephanopoulos and diane sawyer. >>> the former president of penn state has been charged wit
how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house. justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. our reporters, as you can imagine, have been working this story all night. we'll have a live update, coming right up. >>> and a writer who helped paula broadwell on the petraeus biography says he was dumbfounded when news about the affair broke. vernon loeb, said his wife called him the most clueless person in america for not suspect something was going on between broadwell and the general. looking back, he says there were some red flags. >> what was a question in my mind, quite frankly, was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. i never fully understood it. but i always sort of rationalized it in my own mind as something he felt he could control. i thought she was getting what other reporters could get. but she was just getting more of it. and getting more access and more kind of close-in
. >> definitely a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was still head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is also keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas military leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> abc's alex marquardt is live in jerusalem with the breaking developments. alex? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. that's right. the israeli air strik
. that says a lot. already, more than even inches in coastal washington and oregon and still counting. and parts of the cascades and olympic mountains will be buried under 30 inches of snow. >> flooded roads, stranded drivers and also triggered a few mudslides, as well. on top of that, hurricane-force winds swept in, gusting as high as 114 miles per hour. some rough going out there. and the powerful winds were especially damaging along the oregon coast, where they toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands. one of those trees fell on a hunter's tent, killing him instantly. others narrowly escaped when massive trees came crashing down on their homes and their cars. >>> it is time, now, to look at the weather from across the nation. 20 degrees warmer than normal from denver into dallas and detroit. rough surf along the carolinas. showers in florida around west palm beach, ft. lauderdale and miami. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 50s in the northeast and midwest. 60s in the rockies. and phoenix, sitting nice and pretty at about 80 degrees. >>> well, the mad dash to get out of t
. >> the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows this race essentially deadlocked with the president holding a 49% to 48% lead over mitt romney among likely voters. rob and paula. >> all right. t.j. winick live in chicago, the windy city this morning. thanks, t.j. >> now, let's check in with the romney campaign and tahman bradley out in boston. tahman, what about that surprising romney appearance in pennsylvania. maybe a surprise in the next -- or in the cards for tuesday night. what's the campaign's motive in being in a state that was thought to be so heavily democratic? >> well, good morning to you rob and paula. that's right, they are making a final play in pennsylvania. look, if mitt romney does not win ohio, he needs another big state in order to get to 270 electoral votes. and the romney campaign thinks that pennsylvania is promising. they think they can do well among independents there. they think they picked their stride at the last moment of the campaign. president obama has a small lead still in pennsylvania. democrats say they will be able to pull it off. but the obama campaign is
to people who had just gotten it back on. >>> the president returns to washington to begin his second term. and already, a bipartisan tone sounding from capitol hill. but will it last? >>> and stolen wings. newly-released video of a pilot trying to steal an empty commuter jet, speeding across the airport in the middle of the night, crashing into buildings before the reckless rampage ends. >>> and the video of the morning. the peewee football phenom. a 9-year-old girl leaving the boys in the dust. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. a record-breaking storm is bringing fresh misery for those so hard-hit by sandy. >> heavy, wet snow fell overnight on power lines and branches. and now, thousands who had just gotten their power back are in the dark again. the northeast had just begun recovering from superstorm sandy. and now, this. heavy snowfall on top of the destruction. >> it's snowing. this is, like, insult to injury. we just had a hurricane. now, we're having a blizzard. >> reporter: the storm is dropping wet snow, sleet and rain, with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and the falling
.n. ambassador rice. and also why it was cut out of those talking points. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> all right, thank you, david. >>> well, president obama is making an historic visit to the southeast asian nation of myanmar. she the first u.s. leader to ever go to that country which is also known as burma. mr. obama has already met with myanmar's leaders with aung san suu kyi. the president has also praised myanmar's move towards democracy and urged the country to continue making further reforms. >>> vice president biden spent sunday getting an up close look at the area devastated by superstorm sandy. the v.p. toured seaside heights. he later surveyed the damage in hoboken. he later met with supporters saying rebuilding is, quote, a national responsibility. >>> and in new york, city officials plan to demolish about 200 homes severely damaged by sandy. in some cases, the danger of collapse is so great, they'll be bulldozed before the owners are notified. another 500 homes are being inspected and could be torn down as well. >>> most of the country is expecting a mild week which cl
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than 300 million bucks. sounds good. >>> welcome back. 200 military families in washington state have been reunited just in time for thanksgiving. so good to see. the soldiers returned yesterday from afghanistan to joint base lewis-mcchord. and there's a lot of hugs and kisses with their loved ones. turned out to greet them. >> always good to see that. especially this time of year. >>> other headlines this morning. u.n. ambassador susan rice is responding to criticism over her remarks about the benghazi attack. rice came under some very heavy fire for saying that a mob enraged over that anti-muslim video was actually behind that attack back on september 11th. now, rice says the erroneous information was based on initial intelligence community assessment. and was always suggest to review and updates. >>> after months of mental health issues and allegations of political misconduct, jesse jackson jr. is calling it quits. he turn in his resignation letter yesterday. he easily won re-election. jackson is reportedly facing a federal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>>
for the economy. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> in addition to the deals that tahman mentioned. electronics are also today. kindle fire is $30 cheaper. and a panasonic tv by 60 ps. not bad. we've got even more cyber monday deals coming up later today on "good morning america." >>> and we breaking news overnight from bangladesh where yet another fire has broken out at a garment factory. at least eight people were hurt in today's fire, and this comes after more than 100 workers died in a blaze at a similar fact tore nearby. officials say the death toll would have been much lower. but there were no emergency exitses in the nine-story building. the factory made clothing for walmart and other stores in the u.s. and britain. survives say when the fire alarm went off, they were told it was a malfunction and to go back to work. >> an avoidable tragedy. >>> and this is expected to be another tumultuous week for egypt's president mohamed morsi. they clashed in the square in cairo yesterday. a teenager was killed and 40 people hurt. morsi who, of course, brokered the mideast cease-fire la
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